I need to paint a basement floor that will see rugged use. What type of paint is appropriate for that? Or is maybe paint the wrong thing altogether and I should use a bake on plastic or something like that?

Before I paint, should I use a floor sander, like they use on wooden floors to smooth it out?

1 Answer 1



Epoxy is my choice. Preparation is 90 % of the equation for success.

Research metallic epoxy for some incredible looks and spend some time watching how to videos that explain what makes a floor ready for this product. enter image description here enter image description here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCC131UN43o


If your not looking for that fancy you can just use basic colors without metallic effect .

  • i was going to say epoxy but i didn't realize it could look so fancy; i'm used to the plain gray with confetti, like a car dealership....
    – dandavis
    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.